IN TENDERNESS HE SOUGHT ME
Scripture: Luke 15:6
Time Signature: 4/4
Hymn Status: Public Domain (This hymn is free to use for display and print)
Verse 1: In tenderness He sought me, Weary and sick with sin, and on His shoulders brought me Back to His fold again. While angels in His presence sang Until the courts of heaven rang.
Verse 2: He washed the bleeding sin-wounds And poured in oil and wine; He whispered to as-sure me, “I’ve found thee, thou art Mine;” I never heard a sweeter voice; It made my aching heart rejoice!
Verse 3: He pointed to the nailprints, For me His blood was shed, A mocking crown so thorny Was placed upon His head: I wondered what He saw in me To suffer such deep agony.
Verse 4: And sitting in His presence, The sunshine of His face, While with adoring wonder His blessings I retrace: It seems as if eternal days Are far too short to sound His praise.
Verse 5: So while the hours are passing All now is perfect rest; I’m waiting for the morning, The brightest and the best, When He will call us to His side, To be with Him, His spotless bride.
Chorus: O the love that sought me! O the blood that bought me! O the grace that brought me to the fold, Wondrous grace that brought me to the fold!